Don Witton, who holds a Plant Heritage National Collection of hardy Euphorbia, kept us interested and entertained with his knowledge and wit as he talked about Euphorbias and other Spring flowers. Don, whose enthusiasm is catching, showed us that there is a plant for every situation and we went away clutching the handouts we were given to decide which we could add to our gardens.
A hint of Spring:
|Ann’s Crocuses; the Chrysanthus yellow Advance and the white Ard Schenk’ plus the purple Tricolor|
|Gill’s attractive display of Spring flowers|
|Gill’s Hellebore flowers|
|In Gill’s pot contains: snowdrops including the tall but droopy Cicely Hall, the Snowflake Leucojum, Pulmonaria rubra and Cardamine|
Kate brought a tall Euphorbia in a pot with only a few leaves at the top. Expert Don Witton advised her to plant out in the soil and new leaves will soon appear at the base.
Are you guilty of Godwottery?
Meaning: 1. A highly romantic, exaggeratedly elaborate garden, usually composed of bizarrely incompatible plants and objects. 2. A love or affection for such gardens. 3. Affected, archaic language.
Here is a gardener’s blog about it:
Maggie braved the weather and visited Burton Agnes to see their Snowdrop Spectacular. She was disappointed that they had no interesting ones on sale. Open until March.
Hodsock Priory’s Snowdrop Walk is also open until the beginning of March and there is a list of snowdrops for sale on their website.
2nd March: Forum – content to be advised. That’s what it says on the programme, but we all like a surprise and we are never disappointed!